2011 Beausejour (Duffau Lagarrosse) Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WE 96
  • WA 94
  • NM 94
  • WS 93
  • JS 92
  • IWC 91

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WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2012
(WE94-96 points) Big and powerful this is a wine that is supported by dense tannins. The feeling is dry and firm with a brooding black-currant character.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
94+ Another brilliant wine of great nobility and finesse, the 2011 Beausejour-Duffau reveals a saturated chalky minerality as well as plenty of blue and black fruits, and fabulous precision and purity. It possesses a... 94+ Another brilliant wine of great nobility and finesse, the 2011 Beausejour-Duffau reveals a saturated chalky minerality as well as plenty of blue and black fruits, and fabulous precision and purity. It possesses a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel and a distinctive/singular style only possessed by the greatest wines. Give it 4-5 years of cellaring and drink it over the following two decades. It promises to be one of the longest lived wines of the vintage. At 14.7% alcohol, this is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. - Robert Parker
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2012
(NM92-94 points) A blend of 78% Merlot and 22% Cabernet Franc, the Beausejour Duffau Lagarosse has a powerful bouquet with lifted red fruits with floral notes underpinned by noticeable creamy new oak. It retains fine... (NM92-94 points) A blend of 78% Merlot and 22% Cabernet Franc, the Beausejour Duffau Lagarosse has a powerful bouquet with lifted red fruits with floral notes underpinned by noticeable creamy new oak. It retains fine definition and is not overpowering. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, a very fine structure and great symmetry. This is an excellent Saint Emilion for the vintage that has a lovely caressing finish that belies its backbone. Superb.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
A hedonist's delight, this brings a wide range of enticing plum, raspberry, blueberry and boysenberry confiture flavors together, keeping them fresh and driven, with well-embedded acidity and a dense yet polished... A hedonist's delight, this brings a wide range of enticing plum, raspberry, blueberry and boysenberry confiture flavors together, keeping them fresh and driven, with well-embedded acidity and a dense yet polished structure. A seductive spice and black tea edge emerges on the finish. Best from 2017 through 2027. –JM
JS 92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2014
This is a little hard and firm now but it is so serious. Full body with firm tannins and a flavorful, intense finish. Excellent style and class. Needs five years to soften: better in 2019.
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2014
Deep inky purple. Aromas of dark cherry, plum and blackcurrant are lifted by violet and mineral nuances. Silky on entry, then tight and bright in the middle, with very good energy to the red cherry, blackcurrant syrup and... Deep inky purple. Aromas of dark cherry, plum and blackcurrant are lifted by violet and mineral nuances. Silky on entry, then tight and bright in the middle, with very good energy to the red cherry, blackcurrant syrup and sweet spice flavors. The broad, extremely long finish offers refined tannins and very pure mineral and floral nuances. - Ian D'Agata
JJB 97
Devon Magee - JJ Buckley, April 2012
Planted to 80% merlot 20% cabernet franc. This 6.5-hectare estate sits on the northwest side of the top of the St. Emilion plateau overlooking the slope that becomes the Pomerol shelf. Average vine age is 35-40 years... Planted to 80% merlot 20% cabernet franc. This 6.5-hectare estate sits on the northwest side of the top of the St. Emilion plateau overlooking the slope that becomes the Pomerol shelf. Average vine age is 35-40 years planted in clay top soil and classic St. Emilion limestone underneath. Fresh perfectly ripe red fruit - raspberry strawberry plums - lead the nose and are the core of the wine on the palate. A citrus freshness-typical of these limestone soils-adds lift to the red fruits and to the wine itself. Beyond the subtleties of the fruit this wine is all about balance and texture perfectly poised and all silk. A genuine expression of 2011 and certainly one of the successes of the vintage in St. Emilion. This will need 5 years after release to unwind and will plateau between 2025-2030. Nicholas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt consult.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2011